Identify Your Existing Security Alarm System!

Identify My Alarm System

Its very common security system owners know very little about their alarm equipment especially if you just moved into a home with an existing system.  If you are considering making a move to a lower priced, no contract alarm monitoring provider such as SafeHomeCentral its important we know what brand and model security system you own.  This helps us confirm compatibility with our central station as well as what options such as interactive services for remote control of your system from a cell phone is possible.

The simplest way to get started is to just match up a picture below to what you see on your wall or countertop.  Check both the Wireless Alarm Systems as well as Hardwired Alarm Panel sections.  In some cases the dealer may have placed their own private label on the keypad.  This happens all the time with national companies such as ADT.  These dealers don’t make the equipment but may confuse identification since rather than saying Honeywell on the keypad it may say ADT for example.  

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Wireless Alarm Systems

A Wireless All-in-One (AIO) alarm system does not have the traditional metal control box hidden away in a closet. Instead everything is built into the main keypad along with a wireless receiver, siren, and backup battery.  Most modern security systems are wireless types of alarm systems today and very powerful for their small size.

Honeywell Lyric Controller Wireless Alarm System

Honeywell Lyric Controller

WIFI enabled with LTE cell option

Honeywell Lynx Touch L7000 Wireless Alarm System

Honeywell Lynx Touch L7000

WIFI and LTE cell options

Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210 Wireless Alarm System

Honeywell Lynx Touch L5210

Landline enabled, WIFI and LTE cell options

AlarmNet Landline
Honeywell Lynx Plus L3000 Wireless Alarm System

Honeywell Lynx Plus

Landline enabled, WIFI and LTE cell options

AlarmNet Landline

Interlogix/GE Simon

Landline only or external universal LTE cellular options

Telguard Alula Landline
Interlogix Simon XT

Interlogix/GE Simon XT

Landline enabled, LTE Cellular options

Alula Landline
Interlogix Simon XTi All-In-One Wireless Alarm System

Interlogix/GE Simon XTi

Landline enabled, LTE Cellular options

Alula Landline
Interlogix Simon XTi-5

Interlogix/GE Simon Xti-5

Landline enabled, LTE Cellular options

Alula Landline
2GIG GC2 Wireless Security System


Landline enabled, LTE Cellular optional Landline
2GIG Rely Wireless Alarm System

2GIG Rely

3G cellular can no longer be activated



Landline and LTE Cellular Optional Landline
2GIG GC3 Wireless Home Security Panel


LTE Cellular Optional
DSC Touch Wireless System

DSC Touch

3G only.  Can no longer be activated for monitoring

DSC Impassa Wireless Home Security System

DSC Impassa

Cellular communicator required

*If an ADT model then only ADT can monitor it Landline

DSC iOtega

Internal WIFI and LTE cellular depending on model SecureNet

DSC Alexor

Landline only or external universal cellular options

Alula Telguard Landline
Alula Connect+ Wireless Home Security

Alula Helix/Connect+

WIFI and/or LTE cellular options

Alula SecureNet

Qolsys IQ Panel 2/2+

Dual-path WIFI and LTE Cellular

Qolsys IQ Panel

WIFI and 3G cellular – Can no longer be activated


Honeywell Lynx Touch L5200

WIFI and 4G LTE cellular

AlarmNet Landline

2GIG Edge

Dual-path WIFI and 4G LTE cellular
Qolsys IQ Panel 4 Wireless Security System with

Qolsys IQ Panel 4

Dual-path WIFI and LTE Cellular
Honeywell Home PROA7PLUS ProSeries 7 in. All-In-One Control Panel with Touchscreen, Alexa Built-In

Honeywell ProA7Plus

WIFI and 4G LTE cellular


Hardwired Panels With Keypads

A hardwired security system will have a metal box with all of the door, window, motions, keypads etc. all connecting back.  This is the control box.  It’s generally hidden out of view in a closet, garage, or basement.  A hardwired control can still have wireless sensors in the mix especially to locations where running wiring is extremely difficult so an add-on wireless receiver is added.

Honeywell Vista-20P Hardwired Alarm Panel

Honeywell Hardwired Panel Models

Ademco 4110, 4110DL, 4110XM, 4110XMP, 4120XM, 4130, 4140XMP, 4150, 4180, 5110XM, 5120XM, 5140XM, Vista-10SE, Vista100, Vista-10P, Vista-10SE, Vista-128, Vista-128FBP, Vista-128BP, Vista-128BPT, Vista-15, Vista-15P, Vista-15PSIA, Vista-20, Vista-20P, Vista-20SE, Vista-21IP, Vista-250BP, Vista-30P, Vista-32FB, Vista-40, Vista-50, Vista-50P

Landline enabled, IP Internet and cellular options

AlarmNet Alula Telguard Landline
Honeywell Tuxedo Keypad For Vista Series Hardwired Alarm Systems

Honeywell Tuxedo

Honeywell 6150 Keypad

Honeywell 6150

Honeywell 6160 Keypad

Honeywell 6160

Honeywell 6128

Honeywell 6139

DSC PC1832 Hardwired Alarm Panel

DSC Hardwired Panel Models

Power832, Power834, PC1616, PC1832, PC1864, HS2016, HS2032, HS2064

Landline enabled, IP Internet and cellular options Alula Telguard Landline
DSC PK5500 Series Keypad

DSC PK5500

DSC PK5516

DSC PTK5507 Touchscreen Keypad


Interlogix Networx NX-8 Hardwired Security System

Interlogix/GE Hardwired Panel Models

NetworX NX-4, NetworX NX-6, NetworX NX-8, NetworX NX-8E, Concord 4

Landline enabled, IP Internet and cellular options Alula Telguard Landline

NetworX LCD

Interlogix Concord 4 Touchscreen

Concord 4 Touchscreen

Interlogix NX-108E LED Keypad


Interlogix Concord LCD

Concord LCD

DSC PC1832 Hardwired Alarm Panel

Napco Hardwired Panel Models

Gemini P1632, Gemini P1664, Gemini, P3200, Gemini P400, Gemini P800, Gemini P816, Gemini P9600, MA1000, MA1008, MA1016, MA3000

Landline enabled, IP Internet and cellular options

Alula Telguard

Magnum Alert


Questions, Questions, Questions

There are indeed questions that must be asked when a potential customer reachs out for new alarm monitoring service especially if they do not know exactly what system they own.  In some cases it was installed years ago and the original receipt is lost or perhaps you inherited this system when you moved into the house with no information left by the last homeowner.

POTS Landline Telephone Alarm Monitoring
IP Internet WIFO Alarm Monitoring
Cellular Alarm Monitoring by

Are you using Landline, Internet, or Cellular for communication to a central station? 

In the old days it was always landline but few homeowners have a real landline anymore.  It’s possible to use VoIP which is a landline-like telephone service from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) but unless this line is wired to the alarm panel it is not an option.  Keep in mind that VoIP is not a reliable communication path to a central station.  Some ISPs have a fairly good service while others are horrible and the transmission just will not go through because VoIP was not meant for digital signaling rather it was designed for voice.

Internet and cellular communication, while more reliable and faster, can also provide interactive services if your control panel supports it.  If you have a hardwired panel the Internet or cellular communicator is a small box generally mounted next to the control panel.  In a wireless AIO system the system may have a cellular, WIFI, or both card inside.  What is important for us (or any dealer) is the MAC Address or IMEI number on the card (or inside the communicator addon box).  This is how we register your communicator for service.

Pricing is based on communication path as well as interactive support options so be sure to understand this component.

NOTE: If your system/panel has an existing cellular communicator it MUST be 4G/LTE to be activated with AT&T or Verizon.  If you have an older 3G model for example you will need to update to an LTE communicator to make a switch to any new security dealer.  Some panels require a firmware update to use an LTE card.

Honeywell LTE-XV-TC2 Vista Prom Upgrade and LTE Cellular Communicator Kit

External Cellular or Internet Communicator For Hardwired Panel

Honeywell LTE-L3V LTE Communicator For Lynx Plus

Cellular or WIFI Communicator Card For AIO Wireless Panel

honeywell lyriclte-a att lte cellular communicator for lyric

Cellular Communicator Module For AIO Wireless Panel

Do you want to remote arm/disarm your security system?

Interactive services is what provides remote arm and disarm functionality from a smartphone, tablet, or PC as well as Z-Wave home automation to control lights, locks, and thermostats.  The particular alarm panel or communicator in use determines if Z-Wave capability is possible with interactive services.  Its worth pointing out interactive services is ONLY possible with Internet or cellular communication.  Landline communications is a dial-out service and will not work with interactive services.

Interactive Services Remote Arm and Disarm

If in doubt just hit us up on Chat or give us a call to discuss!  

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